Happy Monday everyone I hope you had a lovely weekend and are rested and eager to start your week. Today's project has gift giving in mind. These make a great Craft fair item as people love to have a quick and easy life and are prepared to pay for the things they have no time to make. And who wouldn't want these pretty bows which are just a tiny bit stepped up giving an elegant result and will make any parcel look extra special.
These are also great to just make and have on hand yourself for gift wrapping, swaps or ready to put on your cards and boxes. Awesome fun and easy to make. You get a greater feeling of satisfaction looking at a pretty package knowing " I DID THAT " so why not make the extra effort and go all out. Your friends and family will be super impressed.
Easily made with just plain card, you can stamp your own background too making them really unique to you. The envelope punch board is a MUST for any crafter I highly recommend this easy to use tool which needs no replacement blades. I honestly could play with this gadget all day long and never get bored. I have to give a shout out to the craft Diva herself Tiffany who I saw do bows this way. I had previously done them in three parts but her way is wayyyy quicker you can find her video HERE
The products I used and measurements are below and her is a step by step YouTube tutorial to follow so you can make these yourself at home ... don't forget to follow the blog and to click like and subscribe on the video ... so for now grab a brew, get comfy and watch the video ...
.....happy stamping xx Amanda
Bow:- cut card to 11 1/2 x 1" inch in the centre , flip punch again... then punch from the 3 1/4" mark punch and flip , do the same at the other end of the strip. Then place each end in the right / centre of the punch to round off ends to a point.
Tails:- cut strip to 4 x 1" punch at 2" flip and punch again. Place each end in the centre of the punch to create fish tail.
Display card:- Make to fit your size cello bags , mine measure 5 1/8 x 7".
Topper:- Make to fit your size cello bag, mine measure 5 1/4 x 2" score at 3/4 " to fold